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May 29, 2016

Fight Like a Girl Ma - A Flair for Buttons

Join me on the A Flair for Buttons blog today, as a share a personal layout.  One that is obvious by the title but the personal journaling is hidden behind the photo on the yellow tag.  
I used Pink Paislee's Fancy Free designed by Paige Evans, combined it with a bit of Pink Fresh Studios and the best flair ever!  
Head to the A Flair for Buttons ETSY store to get yours!  


If you need the paper, head to the Paper Issues store to grab that or anything else for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.


May 26, 2016

Hey DAD - Fancy Pants

With Father’s Dad fast approaching, (and because I got my hands on Good Fellows) I thought I would pay tribute to my dad: a man who raised me like his own.  It is no often that I can capture a photo of my dad smiling.  I have a few more of him grinning like a kid at Disney last year too!  This particular photo was taken at my nephew’s graduation last year.  When I realized my dad had this big ole smile behind me a selfie was a must!

Head over to the Fancy Pants blog to see the layout in its entirety.  This week, FP has teamed up with Just Nick Studios to bring some cut files to the page!  It is a good one!  I used the brand new Good Fellows collection, and I love it!


Oh, you can grab this collection over at Paper Issues for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.  You can use the code on anything in the store.  


May 24, 2016

Gigante - Paper Issues

It is time for the new FREE printable over at Paper Issues.  It made a light bulb go off in my head when I saw the taco card.  I had the perfect picture, but had to find it!

My boys have a favorite restaurant.  Margaritas.  Once a week, seven times a week, they don't care, they love it!  This Gigante taco was a limited time taco.  If you could eat the entire thing, they gave free tacos away for a year or something like that.  He could not even eat half.  For $10 it was worth the try though.  

I used a Swag Bag from the Paper Issues store, the Taco PI Paper POP and the 12x12 plaid paper is from Carta Bella Beach Day 4x6 journaling card paper.  

May 19, 2016

Teacher Appreciation - mambi

It is never too late to honor your kids teacher.  Good thing, because I am always late.
Here are the wrapped gifts my boys teachers received a week late for Teacher Appreciation week.  
I wrapped them in the Expandable Paper Pad from me & my BIG ideas.  I used mambiSTICKS to embellish the gift tags.  Head to the mambi blog to see how it all came together.  



May 18, 2016

Help Others - Paper Issues

The Paper Issues Team is spotlighting the She Blooms collection from Illustrated Faith.  I played along creating this layout of my boy serving others on Christmas Day.  We have joined my husbands Mason group for the second year, feeding the homeless, Christmas afternoon.  We love it and have found that it is the best thing that we could ever do.









You can grab She Blooms or anything else you may want from the Paper Issues store for 20% off using code: Mary-Ann.



May 16, 2016

Webster's Pages Planner - Fancy Pants

Join me on the Fancy Pants blog today.  They have joined forces with Webster's Pages for the week.  Sharing how you can combine the beautiful Attwell Collection with their new Color Crush Planners.

Head to the Fancy Pants blog to see how I jazzed up the "Menu" section of the planner!
Also, you can grab all these items over in the Paper Issues Store.  The Gnome is a PIpaperPOP created by Parker on the Porch.  Available in the PI store too!  
Grab it all for 20% using code: Mary-Ann.



Summer - A Flair for Buttons

I am ready for summer.  
I combined Pink Fresh Life Noted papers with a bit of Dear Lizzy phrase stickers and the amazing flair from A Flair for Buttons.  
The papers and stickers came from the Paper Issues store.  20% off if you use code: Mary-Ann.





I also used a PI PaperPOP.  Exclusive made by Jen over at Parker on the Porch.  
Matches my layout perfectly, doesn't it?  


May 14, 2016

Sweet Boy Love! - Paper Issues

I love sketches.  They are a great jumping off point when you are stuck in a creative rut.  Over on the Paper Issues blog, there is a new sketch each month.  
Let's take a look at my layout.  It is an older picture of my love.  He loved his pacifiers and obviously loved more than one.  If you put one in his mouth upside down, he would flip it right over in a blink.  As adults, we tried and tried to do it too but couldn't!
Isn't he tiny here?  I just love him.

Now, lets take a look at the sketch.  



If you head to the Paper Issues Blog, you will see how other team members interpreted the inspiration.  

I used Crate Paper Little You and it is available in the Paper Issues Store for 20% off with code: Mary-Ann.


May 13, 2016

Mil Vanil - Simple Stories

Join me for my second post of the month over at Simple Stories.  This is Milford.  We were lucky to have him for 9 years.  He was not a healthy little guy but the most lovable, loyal and smart cat we knew.  We lost him 2 years ago and still miss him every day.  
On this day, he was hanging in a grocery bag on the floor!


May 8, 2016

Sweet Guy - Paper Issues

Today's layout combines a bunch of different things.  Although it is on the Paper Issues Blog, I used A Flair for Buttons flair, along with This Guy collection by Photo Play, available in the Paper Issues Store.   Use code: Mary-Ann for 20% off.  

The photo is from a photo challenge that Paper Issues also help on the PIFF page.  
The photo is based on the hashtag #grow.  
My dad actually made this ruler.  Soon, he will be off the chart!



Go to A Flair for Buttons flair in the ETSY store HERE.

May 4, 2016

39 - Simple Stories

Today I am on the Simple Stories blog sharing a fun layout of when I was young.  lol.  I hope you will stop by to get more details and closeups.